The definitive reading list of journeys that were not taken just for the sake of traveland which changed the world in lasting ways
Wanderlust is the most human of all human emotions. When babies are born, they are born not with the senses of irony or humour or introspection but the incessant need to explore. They are travellers before they become philosophers or gourmands. They look and look till they can crawl up the stairs. They crawl and crawl till they can walk into the garden. They walk and walk till they can run up the hill. And then they run and run until we chain them to desks and subject them to the sedentary deprivations of modern life. Where they wallow in misery until suddenly, at the age of 28 or 38 or even 48, they suddenly realize they want to travel again. And off they go again.